Tuesday, May 15, 2018

When Students "Discover" Databases

Poser-Brown, Lora

Ning Han. (2012). Managing a 21st-Century library collection. The Serials Librarian, 63(2), 158-169, DOI: 10.1080/0361526X.2012.700781.

Reflection: This article was fascinating to me! The authors surveyed college students about how they conduct research: “None of the college students surveyed (0%) start their information search from a library website, or from an ask-an-expert site. Rather, 83% of these surveyed college students begin their information search from a search engine and 7% of them start from Wikipedia.”  The authors then describe the “discovery process” for students to use library resources, especially databases, for their research.

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